Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

September 16, 2013 17:00 ET

September 2013 Report: Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed

Finds in Quebec

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 16, 2013) - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of the emerald ash borer (EAB) in the following locations in Quebec:

  • Candiac in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Roussillon
  • Sainte-Julie in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) de Marguerite-D'Youville
  • Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu in the municipalité régionale de comté (MRC) Le Haut-Richelieu

Movement restrictions, which prohibit the movement of all ash materials-such as logs, branches and wood chips-and all species of firewood from the affected site, will be put in place. Property owners will be notified of these restrictions. Further regulatory measures will be considered once all survey work has been completed for the year.

EAB can spread rapidly if it is moved by people. The public can play a key part in helping to control the spread of EAB by not moving potentially infested materials such as firewood or any ash materials such as logs, branches, nursery stock, chips or other ash wood. The CFIA continues to work with federal, provincial and municipal governments towards slowing the spread of EAB. We all have a responsibility to protect Canada's forests.

Additional information is available on the CFIA website at www.inspection.gc.ca/pests or by calling 1-866-463-6017.

Contact Information

  • For media inquiries
    Canadian Food Inspection Agency
    Media Relations: 613-773-6600